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SUSPECT ARRESTED AFTER FOLLOWING TWO TEENAGE GIRLS

Berkeley, California (Monday, April 19, 2021) - On the afternoon of March 9th, two teenage girls (age 13 and 16) were seated in the middle of the vehicle barrier at Piedmont Avenue and Russell Street (separating the west side of Russell Street from the east side of Piedmont Avenue).  While there, a shirtless man in a vehicle pulled into the prohibited area of vehicle barrier and engaged the girls in a brief conversation.  Uncomfortable with this, the girls walked away from the man—towards College Avenue.  The man backed his car out of the vehicle barrier, turned his car around and followed the girls. 

Realizing that the man was following them, the girls ran to a nearby business and asked for help—while the man parked nearby and continued to watch them. 

With information from witnesses about the suspect and his vehicle, investigators with the Department’s Sex Crimes Unit were able to identify the suspect and obtain a warrant for his arrest.  As detectives investigated further, they also learned that there were other reports of the suspect doing similar behaviors in other jurisdictions. 

On April 2nd, officers with the Sacramento Police Department arrested the suspect (David Daniel Saeed, Male, 27 years old, San Ramon, CA) on his arrest warrant for annoying/molesting persons under the age of 18.  

Based on previous reports of the suspect’s behaviors, we believe the suspect has also been following women as they walk or drive in their vehicles.  In some of the cases, woman have reported that the suspect has aggressively drove towards them—seemingly to cause a collision. 

If you have any information about this incident or have had similar experiences with the suspect, please contact the Berkeley Police Department’s Sex Crimes Unit at (510) 981-5735. 

If you encounter a situation where a person is following you, we recommend that you immediately call the nearest police department and go to the closest place of relative safety—such as a busy business, gas station, community center or police station.

We would like to thank the Walnut Creek Police Department, Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office, Danville Police Department and the Sacramento Police Department for their assistance with this investigation. 

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